Writer’s Workshop Mini-Lesson Plan
Lesson Focus: Sensory Images GLCE: W.ST.04.01
Literature used (if applicable): Jumanji by: C. Van Allsburg
Introduction: Purpose: Students will listen for sensory words. Give students 5 different colored cards. Each card represents one of the 5 senses. As the teacher reads Jumanji to the whole class, the students raise the appropriate sensory card when it is used in the story.
Teaching: Students will trace a pattern of their hand on construction paper. Then write the five senses on each finger with a teacher selected topic in the palm.
Active Involvement: With a close partner, students will orally describe the topic found on the palm of the hand using their 5 senses. Then they will provide each other with feedback on how to improve their descriptions.
Applying the Skill or Strategy: Now choose one of their writing pieces in progress and identify areas where they can utilize their senses to write more descriptively.